Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Spotlight: A Dark Scandal by April Bostic

A Dark Scandal
by April Bostic

About the Book:
Micah Angelus is a thousand-year-old vampire aristocrat living in 18th century England who yearns to find his mate. When he falls in love with Sybil, a beautiful Irish peasant, he covets her from the shadows, because she’s engaged to another man. He struggles with his obsession until he can no longer resist the temptation to claim her as his own.

Sybil tries to be loyal to her new husband, but her hidden desire for the handsome, mysterious stranger proves stronger than her refusal. A secret tryst sparks the beginning of their scandalous affair, and Micah’s seduction leads to a shocking discovery for Sybil that will change her life forever.

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About the Author:
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".
Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".
After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled "A Dark Scandal".

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Book Spotlight: Saved by the Spell by Casey Keen

Saved by the Spell
Book Two in the Anna Wolfe Series
by Casey Keen

Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance
Number of pages: 176 pages
Cover Artist: Jenna DeVries, Graphic Designer

Book Description:
Two worlds in danger. 
A Grand Witch behind bars.
A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections.
You think you have it bad? Grand Witch Anna Wolfe awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger. The human world is threatened as well. Now, it’s up to Anna to escape from Micah's clutches so she can locate The Scholars and an ancient book before both fall into the wrong hands.
With a fiercely loyal Werewolf and immensely powerful Warlock by her side, what can go wrong?
A lot apparently.
If fighting off the Prince of Darkness wasn’t enough, Anna’s emotions are a whirlwind, as she battles between what fate demands and what she actually wants.

Heat flows under my skin like lava, boiling in my chest. I shift in the prison chair, hoping to displace my sudden fury. Micah turns back to me, smiling like a child.
“Ah, Valen,” he smiles coyly, “your Achilles heel.”
Hearing Valen’s name passing through his repulsive lips angers me more. “I'm going to kill you,” I promise him.
Micah strides over to me, bending down until he's right next to my ear. “I'm going to find him Anna... then I'm going to torture him over and over again while you watch,” he whispers softly, lightly grazing my earlobe with his lip. “I'm going to kill him right in front of you and once I’m finished with him, I am going to kill all of your family and friends—one by one, until you have no one left but me,” he finishes. “You are mine Anna, and nothing you can do will ever change that.”
My jaw tightens and I grind my teeth in anger. I squirm violently, attempting to spell the bindings off me. Rage takes over, blinding me of all rational thoughts. I need to get out of this chair and save Valen—as well as everyone else. The constraints refuse to budge and my magic is still unresponsive. I calm down unwillingly, deciding to conserve my energy. I glower at Micah as he throws his head back, laughing victoriously.

About the Author:

I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural - seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.”  
I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I'm currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Call the Lightning by Laurie Olerich

Call the Lightning
Book Two
Laurie Olerich

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Laurie Olerich
Number of pages: 448
Cover Artist: Angela Bauer

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Book Description:
Bound by blood and flame...

Mica Thomas is not having a good year. First, her Primani Sean vanishes without a trace. Second, a sadistic demon wants to use her as leverage. Third, her totally unwanted powers are making her nuts.  And then there’s Killian...his eyes hold secrets that confuse her and his every touch sends her blood racing out of control.
Killian has secrets--a lot of them. With Sean MIA, it’s up to him to keep Mica safe while her powers evolve. His protection takes a dangerous turn when she becomes a pawn in the game. Desperate to keep her alive, he drags her into his private world of ancient power and bloody altars with devastating consequences.
With their minds and bodies connected, is there room for Sean?

Guest Blog by author Laurie Olerich:
Call the Lightning is the second book in the Primani series. It’s an exciting urban fantasy romance that follows the tribulations and transformation of one young woman and the tight group of elite warriors charged with her journey to immortality. At times dark, at times light, full of twists, and steamy passion, the Primani series provides a new spin on an old concept. There’s a fine line between good and evil and no one is immune to temptation.
CTL is set a year after the end of Primani. Mica and the Primani are propelled from the snowy slopes of Vermont to the creepy underground world of Manhattan, hunting humans, demons, and the undead. The action is fast paced, the dialogue is sharp, and the romance is complex and sensual.
Fun Facts about the Primani World!
1. The word “primani” is Latin for soldiers of the first legion. My Primani are just that: Elite warriors whose mission is to keep the balance of good and evil on earth while they wait for Armageddon. They exist to give humans a fighting chance against demons and their chaos and destruction. They also get tasked to protect certain humans, like Mica, who have a role to play in the future.
2. Primani are immortal. They were once purely human super soldiers in their own time…whether Celts in Ireland or with Genghis Khan in Asia, they were a cut above the rest: lethal, ruthless, and intelligent. Each was handpicked by an archangel to become Primani. Raphael is Sean, Killian, and Declan’s maker.
3. The word “saol” means life. Their saol is their energy core, the source of their powers, the source of their supernatural weapons. Golden, liquid, and transferable, it’s sort of like an internal halo. It’s also useful for, uh, more delicate activities.
4. All Primani have psychic powers. Most had them while they were human though some were granted when they were made. Telepathy, teleporting, telekinesis are just a few. Many have healing abilities, mindreading skills, and premonitions. Killian is unique in this world. He is the last of a powerful line of priests that died out before the Bronze Age. Yes, he’s that old. His extraordinary powers come from his ancestors and he keeps them tightly leashed most of the time. Killian is the only one who can cross over astral planes, control lightning, and communicate with the ancient Gods in his temple.  His story is told in Stone Angels.
5. Primani are bi-, tri-, quad-lingual. After all, they’ve been around a while. They tend to speak English since they’re living in America, but slip into Gaelic, Latin, Greek, and assorted dead languages when they’re frustrated or especially mad. Mica only speaks English--no one thought to add this skill to her list of powers. Maybe some day.

About the Author:

Laurie Olerich is the author of the new Primani series. Part urban fantasy, part romance, part paranormal...Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo.  Desperate to escape the heat, she lives vicariously through Mica and her Primani by setting their adventures in the mountain coolness of New England and the rainy days of London. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both.

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Tour wide giveaway:
signed hard copy of Call the Lightning and a signed copy of the newest book in the series, Stone Angels.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Blast: Girls's Night Out, Vol 1

Girls Night Out
Release Date: January 13, 2014

A Box Set of Contemporary and 
Paranormal Novellas
Baby, it’s cold outside! So how about a Girl’s Night Out to heat things up? Bestselling authors, Allie K. Adams, Morgan Kearns, Marianne Morea and T. Lynne Tolles have joined forces in a Girl’s Night Out themed four-pack of sizzling stories! Bundle up with this hot combo of contemporary and paranormal novellas guaranteed to spice up your winter season!


T. Lynne Tolles - Sisters in Blood, Blood:
A Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Katarina, Rowan and Melanie allows the women of the Blood series a well deserved break to unwind with the ladies that have become more than family - they're Sisters in Blood.

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Marianne Morea - Night Play, Cursed By Blood:
After running from an arranged marriage, Emily Leighton is finally home…and what better way to celebrate than a hot night on the town with friends? The full moon turns up the heat on a one-night stand, giving Emily a glimmer of possibilities she’d rather not face. His name? Ryan.

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Morgan Kearns - Assigned Guilt, Deadlines & Diamonds:
A guilt trip and a promise of fun have Stephanie McCallister dressing up for Girls Night Out. But a brand new club leads to an adventure teaching her an entirely new meaning of “fun”.

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Allie K. Adams - Hiring the Player - Campus Players:
Kayla is about to graduate and doesn’t have a single college experiment story to her name. After a crazy Girls Night Out, her best friends hire Jake, a player, to grant three wishes they want for her. He’s more than happy to show Kayla how to have a little fun.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Blast: An Element of Time by Bebe Knight

An Element of Time
Eternal Flame Series: Book One
By Bebe Knight

About the Book:
A vampire and a slayer walk into a bar… Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but for Veronica and Mackenzie, it’s the beginning of the rest of their lives…
The world has seen its fair share of evil, but Veronica Chase had no idea such monsters truly existed. Werewolves, poltergeists, witches… even vampires. Ignorance was bliss. But her reality was crushed on that horrid day her family was taken away from her. Now, Veronica has devoted her entire life to hunting those very creatures, searching for the werewolf pack that murdered her parents in hopes of finding her abducted sister. Nothing will get in her way of settling the score for the hand she was unjustly dealt. That is until her newest assignment brings her to her knees.

After one hundred and eight years on earth, Mackenzie Jones thought he had seen it all. With the exception of daylight of course, but that’s what comes with the territory being a vampire and all. Perpetually damned to live his life as a bartender in the shadows of the night, nothing has sparked his interest lately. Just once he wished something exciting would happen in his mundane life. Little did he know, his wish was about to come true. Walking through the door to his bar, and into his heart, Mackenzie allows love to take the wheel for the first time. There’s just one slight problem. She’s there to kill him.

About the Author:
Bebe Knight is the author of the paranormal romance series, The Eternal Flame Books. She lives in Upstate NY with her husband and son. Writing has always been a part of her life whether it be books, plays, or handwritten letters to friends and family. It’s a dream come true for her to be able to share her stories with others.
She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History. She is currently a member of the Romance Writers of America and has started working on the second book in this series. In her spare time, she also writes for her romance novel review blog at Reading Until I Fall Asleep.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Book Spotlight: Valentine's Romance Anthology

Valentine's Romance
A Valentine's Anthology
Authors: Pat White, Jennifer Conner,
Julie Kavanaugh, Cary Morgan Frates

About the Anthology:
Four sweet holiday romances to warm your heart. A collection of our choice for best short story Valentine romances from your favorite best-selling authors. 


Book One: The Wife Project by Pat White
Enigmatic software genius A.J. Remington needs a wife to seem more accessible to potential clients, but love cannot be a part of the equation. Having been burned, he knows that love is complicated and painful. A.J. is resigned to a life without love.Friend and personal chef Katy Walsh has also tasted her share of heartbreak thanks to a failed marriage and she’s determined to avoid that kind of pain, thank-you-very-much. But when Katy agrees to help Alex to choose a suitable woman for the role of wife, an unlikely recipe for romance consumes them both. Can it be that the perfect woman is standing in his kitchen? And will either of them be willing to risk falling in love as they work on… The Wife Project? 

Book Two: Love Comes for Valentine's Day by Jennifer Conner 
At Christmas, Kara Hayward makes a pact with her girlfriends. She’s going to wear a headband of mistletoe until a man kisses her. The problem is it’s now Valentine’s Day. Will Kara be stuck wearing the headband of shame the rest of the year, or will she find Mr. Right in a place she never expects? 

Book ThreeRed Soles in the Morning, Valentine's Soaring
by Cary Morgan Frates (book 2 in the Red Soles Series)
In book one of the series, Red Soles at Night, Christmas Delight, Audrey Wells and Mack Hargrave meet on Christmas under inauspicious circumstances, when his dog, Winston, knocks her very expensive shoes into Lake Washington. Disaster quickly turns to attraction and love, but Mack must return home to Texas. 
As book two opens, Audrey’s shoes have survived their dunking, but her heart may not survive Mack’s departure. Very much in love, the two are determined to pursue what they have started, but the very high-powered careers that force them to live in different states, keep thwarting their plans to reunite. Finally, in a fit of desperation, and with some prompting by her girlfriends, Audrey decides a surprise trip to Texas will be just what they need.Will it be everything she hopes it will be…or are the cards of separation and mischance still dealt against them? 

Book FourJessica's Valentine's Diary by Julie Kavanaugh

Tom is handed a lost diary and, against his better judgement, he begins to read it. The deeper he reads, the more he starts to fall in love with the owner, Jessica and he sets out to find the unknown girl who has stolen his heart with her words. 
If Tom finds Jessica can he convince her of his love? How will she react to the stranger who has read her deepest secrets? Is there a happy ever after to this story? 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Book Blitz: Hidden Magic by Melanie Crouse

Hidden Magic
by Melanie Crouse

About the Book:
Jenny feels trapped by her overprotective family. When she has the opportunity to spend the summer with her sister, a small slice of freedom is all she's really hoping for. Instead she finds something else altogether: Electricity. That's what Jenny feels when she looks at Arram. She knows he’s drawn to her too, but electricity doesn't seem to be enough to entice the brilliant mage-in-training. Stung, Jenny turns to Arram's former best friend, Jack. But Arram and Jack's rivalry is much darker than Jenny suspects, and so are Jack's intentions. Soon she's caught in a mystery of old murder, ancient prophecies, and magic hidden where no one has thought to look. When Jenny uncovers a secret magic, she is offered two choices. Arram wants her to keep her safe. Jack wants to show her the easy way out. Whatever Jenny decides, her life will irrevocably change. Either way, freedom may be the one thing Jenny can never have.

Review: Sunroper by Natalie Damshroeder

Book Three
Goddesses Rising Series
by Natalie Damshroder

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Entangled Select
Date of Publication: 12/31/13
Number of pages: 352 pages
Cover Artist: Kim Killion

About the Book:
Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren’t supposed to have it. She’s now on a quest not only to stop the brats who’ve become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the Like Marley, Gage Samargo is tracking down the goddess who went rogue
decades ago. Insane with too much power from the sun, she’s selling that energy to Gage’s younger brother and his friends, who are no longer content to come into power naturally. While they work to find a way to neutralize the goddess, Marley discovers that every time she nullifies someone, she takes on some of the Gage falls for Marley’s sharp wit and intense desire to right wrongs. But once he

discovers she’s turning into her enemy, is it too late to back away?

Our Review:

Marley Canton is a goddess who has lost her power, and in so doing, is very probably the cause of the mortal threat that hangs over the community of goddesses as a whole. Gage Samargo is Numina, so by definition an adversary, if not an out-and-out foe. Regardless of a mutual attraction, they each have more important matters to take care of, until they come to the realization that their goals overlap, and working together will bring the best results.
Natalie Damschroder has done a wonderful job with this companion to Under the Moon and Heavy Metal (books 1-2 in the Goddesses Rising series). It is a bit heavy on logistics, tactical maneuvering and self-analysis, but don’t let that worry you – all of it is delivered with plenty of action, plot twists and suspense. Additionally, the last third of the book was spectacular! Oh yes, and the very yummy relationship that develops between Marley and Gage is icing on the cupcake! Well done.

-Cary Morgan Frates

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Good Intentions by D.N. Simmons

The Dead War Series, Book #1

by D.N. Simmons

Publisher: Rushmore Publishing

Formats: eBook: $2.99 on sale for 1.99 / Paperback: $8.99
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy/Horror/Suspense/Dystopian

About the Book:
SciTech Labs was handsomely commissioned by the United States Military to design a revolutionary serum that would create the ultimate soldier. They would be stronger and more resilient, they would also be smarter and more alert. Last, but not least, they would be faster with more endurance. Everything was looking hopeful until an experiment went horribly wrong. The scientists mutated their specimen's DNA, turning into something monstrous. Now life as we know it will never be the same.
Those things are coming for us. The entire world is in danger and our governments forces can't stop them. Humanity's only hope lies with...
The Vampires.
Can their supernatural abilities help save the human race, or is it the end? Can the human race survive being caught in a bloody war between two vicious predators?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today and I’m loving every second of it ... Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn't until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed. I love the supernatural world; I've always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I've delved into when reading a good book. Some of the accolades I've won for my writing are: "New Voice of Today" by A Romance Review, "Rising Star" by Love Romance and "Author of the Month" by Warrior of Words. I've been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including "best vampire novel" and "best urban-fantasy" at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006. Some of the accolades I've won for my writing are: "New Voice of Today" by A Romance Review, "Rising Star" by Love Romance and "Author of the Month" by Warrior of Words. I've been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including "best vampire novel" and "best urban-fantasy" at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Book Spotlight & Excerpt: Grave Destinations & Grave Destinations by Lori Sjoberg

The Grave series, #1
by Lori Sjoberg

Publisher: eKensington
Publication Date:  January 3, 2013
Print Length: 260 pages

About the Book:
He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose…

 One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah…and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win.



The Grave series, #2
by Lori Sjoberg

Publisher: eKensington
Publication Date:
January 2, 2014
Print Length: 247 pages

About the Book:

She’s sexy-fierce, resourceful—and will do anything to protect victims as innocent as she once was. But this kick-ass reaper never bargained on meeting her not-quite-human match…or putting their very souls on the line.
A luxury Caribbean cruise is Ruby Dawson’s idea of hell even under the best circumstances. Too many bad memories bubble up—especially of the wrenching injustice that made her a reaper. It doesn’t help that Jack Deverell is making this routine soul-collecting job twice as difficult with his devilish good looks and not-so-innocent questions. Now, as several unscheduled, unexplainable deaths throw passengers and crew into a panic, Jack becomes the prime suspect. The only way Ruby can save him is to challenge the decades-old curse threatening his soul. And as a malevolent unstoppable force turns their immortality into a fatal weakness, Ruby and Jack must risk their fragile humanity to save Fate’s delicate balance and their own unexpected destiny…

About the Author:
Growing up the youngest of three girls, Lori never had control of the remote. (Not that she's bitter about that. Really. Okay, maybe a little, but it's not like she's scarred for life or anything.) That meant a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy. Star Trek, Star Wars, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits - you name it, she watched it. It fed her imagination, and that came in handy when the hormones kicked in and she needed a creative excuse for being out past curfew.
After completing her first manuscript, she joined the Romance Writers of
America and Central Florida Romance Writers. Now she exercises the analytical half of her brain at her day job, and the creative half writing sensual paranormal romance. Grim reapers are her specialty, but she loves to write about all creatures of the night.
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GRAND PRIZE: $20 Amazon gift card
RUNNERS UP:  E-copy of Grave Intentions to two (2) runners up (Kindle or Nook format)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Spotlight: Temptation by Fire by Tiffany Allee

by Tiffany Allee

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Ignite)
Release Date: December 30, 2013
Length: Novel

About the Book:
Visions of death haunt her . . .
Ava Keller sees the future. When she suffers a horrifying vision of a man's violent death, she knows from experience nothing she does will stop it from becoming a reality. But when she meets a strong, broken man, he makes her want to believe in second chances.

Vengeance consumes him . . .
Tortured by his past, Karson has worked tirelessly to wreak vengeance on the demons who murdered his family. But when Ava inadvertently disrupts his intricate plan for revenge, his focus shifts to an all-consuming need to keep her alive and in his arms.
Love could save their souls . . .
Thrown together by fate, Ava and Karson explore their new feelings and discover hope for the future. But they must battle the demons threatening humanity to find a destiny worthy of their love.


I’ll grab my first-aid kit,” I said.
Karson looked like he wanted to argue, but I didn’t wait around long enough to see if he would. Instead, I slipped out of the room and walked down the short hallway to the lone bathroom in my apartment before he could open his mouth. I grabbed the kit from under the sink, and then leaned against the counter and took a moment to suck in a few deep breaths. A fiery death. A sexy scary dude with tattoos. A man who melted into nothing. This was so far removed from the almost-ordinary world I’d known the day before.
Karson had a sour expression on his face when I returned.
“Is this Cherry Pepsi?”
“Coke. Don’t insult me. Pepsi is gross.”
“This is gross.”
“Take your shirt off.” My face immediately flushed with heat. Had I ever ordered a man to take his shirt off before? Pretty sure that was a negative. I dropped the first-aid kit and it thudded against the coffee table. I went and grabbed a set of latex gloves from the box I kept under the sink. Last thing I needed was for a vision to hit while I was trying to treat the man’s wounds. I think I’d just give up at that point. Even though the idea of touching him, feeling my skin sliding against his, was definitely appealing.
Karson had pulled off his jacket by the time I emerged from the kitchen, and the sight of him stopped me in my tracks. He’d turned so his back was to me, and I could see exactly why he wore a long jacket in early June. Beneath his jacket, he’d hidden a shoulder holster. Against his hip was a long knife, still sheathed. He wore a black T-shirt, ripped and bloody. Clawed. The rips went from his belt line and halted at his leather gun holster.
He pulled off his knife and gun, then set them on the couch on top of his jacket. The shoulder holster was next. He pulled off his T-shirt, and I gasped.
Tattoos covered his shoulders and upper back. They were like, everywhere. I looked closer. No two symbols appeared to be exactly the same and with their complex arrangement, they were surprisingly beautiful. I’d seen small ones trailing down his arms, but had mistaken them for wanna-be tribal designs. These were different, and I could see now that the ones on his arms were different, too. Symbols rather than pictures, and all etched in black ink.
He peeked at me over his shoulder, eyebrow quirked as if asking me silently if I liked what I saw. 
I licked my lips.
“Any day now.”
The low growl in his tone roused me from the half trance that staring at the designs covering his back had put me in. I turned my attention to the scratch marks.
“Scared I have cooties?” he asked after I pulled the gloves on.
The teasing in his tone almost made me drop the peroxide bottle. Who knew the man could tease?
“Scared you have another arsenal hidden in your pants.” Oh, damn. That wasn’t what I meant. “I’m just not big on touching.”
He hesitated, as if processing what I’d said. “I’m tempted to make a joke about you touching the arsenal in my pants, but it seems too easy.”
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About the Author:

CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings. She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing). Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance.
All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).

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